Pelicans end cold spell via ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

pel-parraThe Myrtle Beach Pelicans used the coldest possible motivation to snap a seasonm-long cold spell on Thursday night.

After losing five in a row, the Pelicans accepted the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge before their home game against the Wilmington Blue Rocks. The Pelicans promptly scored three runs in the first inning and the quick lead held up for a 3-2 victory over the visitors.

Myrtle Beach starter Luis Parra earned his 10th win of the season, scattering three hits and strking out five batters over five innings.

The Pelicans (31-28, 75-52) took the lead in the bottom of the first inning. Lewis Brinson led off with a single to center. With one out, Preston Beck drove a 2-2 pitch from Blue Rocks starter Miguel Almonte into the Pelicans bullpen in right field for a two-run home run. After Royce Bolinger struck out, Christopher Bostick singled. Chris Grayson scored Bostick with an RBI double to right field to give the Pelicans a 3-0 lead after the first.

The Rocks (28-28, 61-63) cut their deficit to 3-1 in the top of the second on a leadoff solo home run by Frank Schwindel. After the home run, Parra retired the next three batters.

The Pelicans hit the road for a four-game series with the Lynchburg Hillcats on Friday.

Photo courtesy of MB Pelicans

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